Celebrating a Queensland for All Ages – 18-26 August

Celebrating a Queensland for all ages August 18-26

Applications for Queensland Seniors Week subsidies are now open – why not apply for some funding to help celebrate seniors in your library? Queensland Seniors Week provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections. This year celebrations continue for A Queensland for All Ages … Read more

Tech Savvy Workshop with QCWA – Design…Create…Promote!

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22 women from 10 Queensland Country Womens Association (QCWA) Greater Brisbane Division Branches participated in a fun hands-on workshop at State Library of Queensland (SLQ) on the 10thFebruary.   The workshop was to develop skills to design and create their own dynamic QCWA Branch posters and flyers to promote upcoming events and activities…..Design…Create….Promote! Workshops participants got … Read more

Cairns Hour of Code

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Cairns Libraries held a Minecraft Hour of Code session at the Edmonton library as part of their Samsung STEM engagement program on Tuesday 20th February, and State Library of Queensland staff supported the event. In partnership with Headspace Cairns and Cairns Minecraft, the program runs across the region until 19th June, teaching kids aged 8-15 … Read more

Host an author at your library

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Hachette Australia is offering exciting events and exclusive content for libraries, Indigenous Knowledge Centres and regional audiences. This could be a book club event via Skype where an author joins you to do a short reading from their new book after which you can hold a Q&A. For more information please contact: Lydia Tasker – Senior Publicist, … Read more

‘Find yourself in a library’ this Library and Information Week

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Library and Information Week will be held 21-27 May 2018 with the theme ‘Find yourself in a library’. This theme is designed to give all libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres the opportunity to promote themselves to their community. Each year Library and Information Week raises the profile of libraries in Australia. It gives you the opportunity to … Read more

Cairns commemorates the 10th anniversary of The Apology

On Tuesday 13th February State Library of Queensland Cairns staff facilitated an event at Cairns Libraries to commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Apology. The event was a collaboration with Cairns Regional Council, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Aunty Henrietta Marrie, Mr Wayne Costelloe, … Read more

Queenslanders in Conversation – host a live stream event for your community

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What comes to mind when you hear the term Queensland Lifestyle? This year’s popular Queenslanders in Conversation series will challenge stereotypes, explore the unspoken and acknowledge that while sunshine, beaches and pineapples are a significant part of our appeal, the reality is our lives revolve around a diversity of perspectives, traditions and cultures. A panel … Read more